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I’m so happy to present to you another serum that has become a fixed part in my skincare routine. A while ago I received this new I’m from Ginseng Serum from Wishtrend for reviewing purpose and I’ve been using it every day since then. I’ve been so curious to try a ginseng serum since some time now and seeing that I’m from has newly launched products containing Ginseng made me really curious. I’ve been loving the I’m from Honey Mask so I had high expectations and hopes for this product, too.
I’m from is a Korean brand with the motto “a good cosmetics with a good ingredient”. I’m from is using natural ingredients in their cosmetics, and they want to be honest and quality provider. They have three promises to their customers, being 1. open composition, which means known ingredients, 2. Honest Farm, meaning honest ingredients with a true origin, and 3. being free of harmful chemicals. The I’m from Ginseng Serum is packed in a brown cardboard box with an imprinted pattern of ginseng. The brown color makes it look quite traditional in my opinion. Inside the cardboard box, you will find a 30 ml glass bottle with a dropper attached to the cap.
The I’m from Ginseng Serum is targeting nourishment, rejuvenation and has anti-aging properties. It gives elasticity to mid-aged skin containing concentrated ginseng extract.
The ingredients of the serum are listed on the cardboard packaging:
Water, Red Ginseng Extract, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Panax Ginseng Seed Oil, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Angelica Pubescens Root Extract, Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Ethoxydiglycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Hyaluronic Acid, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
You can find the ingredients list on COSDNA, too. Red Ginseng Extract is the key ingredient of the serum, but you will also find other ingredients listed, that is always welcome in my skincare: the serum also contains green tea leaf extract, ginseng oil, licorice root extract, and a couple of other plant-derived extracts. It also contains hyaluronic acid for moisturization. There are some remarks for the ingredients list though: the product also contains Cyclopentasiloxane, a cyclic silicon derivate that temporarily plumps the skin and makes it feel softer. It also enables other silicon products to absorb better into the skin and is often used together with Dimethiconol, like you will find here, too. Dimethiconol is a lipid on silicon basic that makes the skin feel soft but doesn’t feel greasy. Although it is on silicon basis it has a positive effect on the skin, because it enhances the moisture content of the skin to keep it hydrated. But, if you are generally avoiding silicons this product is not suited for you.
The I’m from Ginseng Serum contains 7.98 % red ginseng extract. Ginseng extract has the properties to enhance the blood circulation. It contains a large number of phytonutrients which have anti-aging properties and effect on the skin, like stimulating the collagen production. Ginseng also contains many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. All these properties act positively on your skin and its appearance making it look more lively and plump and younger.
I received this serum as part of the beauty tester program and I’ve been using it every day since, mostly twice a day. This jelly, golden serum applies nicely and feels moist on the skin. It has a nice ginseng scent with a rose scent undertone. The scent is very present, so it is may be difficult to handle for scent sensitive people. It absorbs quickly but leaves the skin slightly sticky at first, but this feeling vanishes after some time. There is no greasy film left on the skin and the skin feels soft and smooth (due to the silicons). The serum makes the skin feel more bouncy and plump and it also makes the skin appear more glowy and healthy after using it. In terms of anti-aging, it is hard to say if it reduces the wrinkles or not. So far I didn’t see any visible changes here.
I personally enjoy using this serum a lot. I love the scent and the texture of the serum. I also love the effect it has considering the improved elasticity on the skin. I have to point out nevertheless, that the smooth feeling of the skin is mainly caused by the silicons in the ingredients list. Also, for people who are scent sensitive, the scent will be too strong I guess. This is the first serum I used containing highly concentrated ginseng, and to be honest I’m now curious to compare it with other ginseng serum.
If you are curious about this serum, too, it retails for 28.80 US$ and is available at Wishtrend. You will find all the information about the I’m from Ginseng Serum >>here<<. Also keep in mind the friend-referral program from Wishtrend: You can receive a 5 Us$ referral coupon if you use my invitation code 17939205 upon registration and you’ll receive this voucher immediately. There will be a specific field in your registration form called “friends invitation program” where you can put the code mentioned above. This way new customers can save 5 US$ which is a great possibility to save some money. also, Wishtrend has a Free-Shipping Area, where you can find products that can be bought with free shipping. Also, check out my Coupons & Discount page for more deals.
What is your opinion on ginseng? Do you use any products containing ginseng extracts?
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.wishtrend.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.
Love this review! I have this serum too and you just provides all the information I was looking for before starting on this serum^^ xx
oh, it looks great, i love everything ginseng so i’m sure i’d enjoy the scent. i wonder if it has been tested on animals though, always hard to find this info about Korean brands.
(@thequeergeologystudent on insta)
Oh wow your Photos are really good and the product Sounds really interesting!
Thanks for sharing,
I don’t use any Ginseng-products right now but i think this product sounds really interesting.
I might have to try a Ginseng-product :)
This Product sounds really good. I like korean cosmetics a lot! :)
Wow thank you for the nice review. Didn’t know this product until know but maybe I should give it a try. xxx
Das klingt ja wirklich interessant, vielen Dank für’s Vorstellen. Beim Geruch müsste ich wahrscheinlich auch schauen ob es mir zu intensiv ist.
Hört sich nach einem tollen Produkt an. Kannte ich noch nicht. Muss ich unbedingt mal testen.
Caroline | http://www.modesalat.com
Das klingt super! Ich kannte das Produkt auch noch gar nicht
Emma von http://www.thecasualissue.com
Das Produkt klingt ja mega interessant. Ich kenne die Marke noch gar nicht.
I have been watching the Youtube Channel Wishtrendtv for awhile and I am in love love love with their skin care tips and did not know that they have a shop as well!
The Ginseng Serum sounds lovely and I am thinking about trying it!
This sounds really interesting.
Ich nehme ja Ginseng so als Vitamin Tablette ein, es hilft immens mit der Konzetration. Als Serum finde ich das aber auch sehr spannend. Würde ich auch mal gerne probieren. Tolle Review Liebes!
Klingt sehr interessant, danke für die gute Review!
Das hört sich ja gut an! Würde ich gerne mal ausprobieren!
Hallo Liebes <3
Das hört sich wirklich alles seeehr interessant und vielversprechend an. Ich danke dir ganz herzlich für die Review.
Ivy & Ella
the product sounds interesting, love your pictures <3
have a nice weekend :-*
Ich bin neu auf Deinem Blog und eskaliere seit 30 min beim Onlineshopping :-D ich habe koreanische Kosmetik erst vor kurzem für mich entdeckt, eigentlich über amazon… Du hast allein in Deinen aktuellen Reviews so tolle Produkte dabei – ein Traum ;-)
Bei Deinem Gewinnspiel auf Instagram habe ich als mari_na215 auch eben teilgenommen. Liebe Grüße
Hi, I would like to see how the I’M FROM Ginseng Serum compares with the Manyo Factory Bifida Ferment Complex and Sulwhasoo Capsulized Ginseng Fortifying Serum!!!
How do you store it so that the shelf life doesn’t get affected?
I’m scared that this serum is similar to OST’s Vit C20 where it becomes oxidized after using it within 3 months . _ .
What is the shelf life of I’m from Ginseng?
Does it oxidized just like OST Vit C20 since it is an anti-agin product?
Don’t worry, this serum won’t oxidize as soon as the vitamin C serum. By the way if you store it in a dark and cool place (fridge) the vitamin c will stay longer stable.